Screen Appoints new Head of Research

Screen Subtitling Systems has announced the appointment of Colin France as Head of Research.

France, who previously led the Grass Valley development team responsible for the maintenance and support of Publitronic Software has joined the team at Screen to explore new markets, help extend the product portfolio and consequent reach of the company.

France explains that prior to the Miranda acquisition, his time at Omnibus as a developer on their automation software focussed primarily on third party integration. He adds: ‘At one time or another I have worked with almost all of the big players in the industry.’

The development of Omnibus’ ITX, later to be a Grass Valley solution, and its subsequent influence on the penetration of parallel markets led to France’s focus in the company being concentrated on bespoke development. This led to yet further integration projects with third party companies.

On France’s appointment, Screen’s MD Gary Glover commented: ‘It’s the right time for Screen to further expand its vision.’

‘Colin brings with him 16 years of knowledge from within the broadcast industry and indispensable experience of working with many other companies in this space; I’m confident he’ll be a significant contributor to shaping a positive and exciting future for Screen and our customers.’